FORMER Huddersfield Town coach Derek Fazackerley has followed Sven-Goran Eriksson out of Leicester City.
The Championship club parted company with the 63-year-old England manager last night after they were left in 13th place following a 3-0 home defeat by Millwall on Saturday.
One of Eriksson's first acts when he got the job was to appoint Fazackerley as his assistant.
A statement from the club read: "Leicester City Football Club has confirmed that, by mutual agreement, Sven-Goran Eriksson has ceased to be the first team manager, with immediate effect.
"First team coach Derek Fazackerley has also left the club.
"The club and its board of directors would like to thank Sven and Derek for the contribution they have made to Leicester City during their 13 months at King Power Stadium."
Academy director Jon Rudkin and coach Mike Stowell will take charge of the team as they prepare to face West Ham on Saturday and until a full-time replacement is appointed.
Martin O’Neill, who was in charge of Leicester for five years and led them to the Premier League, as well as two League Cup triumphs, has emerged as the early favourite to succeed Eriksson, while Mark Hughes and Alan Shearer have also been touted as potential replacements.
Among the outsiders, inevitably, is Town boss Lee Clark, whose side bid to extend their unbeaten League I run to 40 matches at Scunthorpe tonight (7.45).